Quality under control: Azerbaijan and Russia are expanding mutual trade in agricultural products

Published Feb 12, 2024

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Azerbaijan imported 1.3 million tons of Russian grain products last year, with expectations for increased exports. However, concerns over non-compliance with Azerbaijan's quarantine phytosanitary requirements have led to strengthened control over grain exports and potential legislative changes in quarantine and plant protection. The Azerbaijani agency will provide updated phytosanitary requirements to Rosselkhoznadzor, and a bilateral agreement on plant-origin product supplies is planned. These steps aim to boost agricultural trade between the two countries.
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Last year, 1.3 million tons of Russian grain products were shipped to Azerbaijan. Deputy Chairman of the Food Security Agency of Azerbaijan Balaragim Guliyev held video conference talks with Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Anton Karmazin, during which issues of control over the supply of Russian grain to Azerbaijan were discussed. “The parties noted with satisfaction that last year 1.3 million tons of Russian grain products were shipped to Azerbaijan. It is expected that export volumes will increase,” Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement. Earlier, the Russian department received a notification from the Azerbaijani authorities about the non-compliance of grain products supplied from Russia with the quarantine phytosanitary requirements of Azerbaijan. In this regard, the main topic of the negotiations was ensuring the supply of grain that fully meets the requirements of the purchasing country. “The service informed Azerbaijani colleagues in detail about the measures taken to ...
Source: Zol
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